Mitochondrial portraits of the Madeira and Açores archipelagos witness different genetic pools of its settlers

  title={Mitochondrial portraits of the Madeira and Açores archipelagos witness different genetic pools of its settlers},
  author={A. Brehm and L. Pereira and T. Kivisild and A. Amorim},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  • A. Brehm, L. Pereira, +1 author A. Amorim
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • We have studied the matrilineal genetic composition of the Madeira and Açores north Atlantic archipelagos, which were settled by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Both archipelagos, and particularly Madeira, were involved in a complex commercial network established by the Portuguese, which included the trading of slaves across the Atlantic. One hundred and fifty-five mtDNAs sampled from the Madeira and 179 from the Açores archipelagos were analysed for the hypervariable segment I (HVS-I), and… CONTINUE READING
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